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Post by gloriana » May 1st, 2011, 5:30 am

Thanks, Arielle!

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Post by Algy Pug » May 1st, 2011, 8:26 am

PL update - Sections 12 and 14

Bothe readings were word perfect but a few pronunciations were not quite correct.

King Lear - section 12

At 1:42
Some years afterwards Berlioz was invited to conduct a {51} concert of his works at Löwenberg for the Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen.
The “ö” in Löwenberg should be pronounced to rhyme with the vowel sound in the English word “birth.”
Hechingen should be pronounced “heck-ing-en” ie,. the final syllable is “en” not “gen.”

At 2:17
A beautiful cantabile theme soon appears on the oboe,
The accent in “cantabile” should fall on the second syllable, and the “a” should sound as the “a’ in the English word “”barge”.

At 2:56
It was first produced at Donaueschingen in 1819.
Donaueschingen is actually comprised of two separate words and should be pronounced as follows: “Don-ow (as is “cow”). Esch-ing-en. The accent in “Esch-ing-en” should fall on the first syllable.

Measure for meaure - Section 14
At 3:30
Herr Bethmann
“Bethmann” is pronounced “Bett-mann.”

At 7:45
founded on motives from the opera, by Geo. Kirchner.
“Kirschner” should be pronounced “keersh-ner”

At 9:55
Born at Zelle, Hanover
Zelle is pronounced "Zel-le”

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Post by wildemoose » May 1st, 2011, 1:10 pm

Algy Pug wrote: At 2:17
A beautiful cantabile theme soon appears on the oboe,
The accent in “cantabile” should fall on the second syllable, and the “a” should sound as the “a’ in the English word “”barge”.
This has been corrected and reuploaded. The others I'm leaving alone on the grounds that, as I don't speak a single word of German, there's no guarantee that my second attempt would be any more accurate than the first.

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Post by reecedawg » May 9th, 2011, 6:28 pm

Hey everyone... I'm still alive, just buried in end-of-the-school-year concerts and events. Once things calm down in a week or so, I'll be able to get my sections completed.
Thanks for your patience!
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Post by alan1405 » May 17th, 2011, 2:21 am

im alive aswell:)
I have started these, just doing them in sections in between eating :)

Ill get them done this week ok:)

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Post by gloriana » May 18th, 2011, 4:39 am

No problem, guys - thanks for checking in!

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Post by Nullifidian » May 30th, 2011, 9:52 am

And I'm still alive, having recorded half the "Macbeth" chapter (I stopped and saved the file before the section on Ernest Bloch, whom I constantly confuse with the Marxist philosopher with nearly the same name). Luckily, both the chapters on Merry Wives and Othello are much shorter. I will get through the second half later this evening and have the other two chapters up shortly, I hope.

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Post by gloriana » May 31st, 2011, 2:22 am

Thanks, Nullifidian - that's fine. No rush. :)

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Post by thebicyclethief » June 15th, 2011, 8:55 am

gloriana wrote:Sure - thanks, Nullifidian and Matthew! And thanks for the video clips, Nullifidian - I've seen Falstaff live but it's been a while. And I've also seen Zeffirelli's Otello, but never the Macbeth opera.
Have you seen Akira Kurosawa's 'Macbeth', or as he calls it 'Throne of Blood'? Not only is this a great Shakespeare adaptation it is also an extremely fine film in its own right.
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Post by gloriana » June 15th, 2011, 4:39 pm

Howdy bicyclethief -

Yep, I've seen "Throne of Blood" several times - it's fantastic. Kurosawa also directed an adaptation of "King Lear" called "Ran," which is brilliant. I recently saw a film of his called "The Bad Sleep Well" which has certain ties to "Hamlet." All very interesting. :)

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Post by gloriana » July 4th, 2011, 12:44 pm

alan1405 wrote:section 5 comedy of errors
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ek/shakespearemusic_05_wilson.mp3

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Thanks, Alan! I will PL it soon. :)

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Post by Nullifidian » July 9th, 2011, 8:23 pm

I think you should orphan my sections. I'm just not cut out for reading for LibriVox. :(

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Post by gloriana » July 9th, 2011, 8:55 pm

Nullifidian wrote:I think you should orphan my sections. I'm just not cut out for reading for LibriVox. :(
I'm sorry to hear that, Nullifidian. I thought you did a very nice job with Johnny-the-priest in Anna Christie. But will respect your wishes if you insist... :(

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Post by gloriana » July 19th, 2011, 2:24 pm

Section 5 is PL OK! Nicely read, Alan! I'm looking forward to your next one. :)

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